Who’s that Good (AI-generated) Dog?

An image generated by Stable Diffusion using the prompt "a golden retriever with his family in piedmont park piedmont ca"

If you, like us, have been playing around with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and DALL-E and/or the AI art generators Stable Diffusion and MidJourney recently, you’ve probably been alternately amazed and alarmed by how good artificial intelligence applications have become. But sometimes the end result is a little off, if not downright creepy, like the photo above. (If you’re new to AI, here’s some background from a recent Vox article to get you up to speed.)

Just for fun, we tried ChatGPT out on one of our most popular features:

While the chatbot can spit out grammatically correct, typo-free copy, it appears the human editors and reporters at the Exedra will keep their jobs… for now.

(More: The San Francisco Chronicle also asked chatGPT to write a story about San Francisco. See what it spit out.)

One thought on “Who’s that Good (AI-generated) Dog?

  1. I asked chatGPT to write a fundraising letter in support of our schools. Perhaps one day PEF will be all AI! PiedmontEdFoundation.org/Donate

    Dear Piedmont Community,

    As you may know, our school is in need of funding to support important programs and initiatives that benefit our students. From extracurricular activities to classroom supplies, these programs are vital to providing a well-rounded and enriching educational experience for our children.

    We are reaching out to ask for your support in raising funds for our school. Any contribution, no matter the size, would make a significant impact and be greatly appreciated.

    There are several ways you can help:

    Make a donation directly to the school
    Participate in our upcoming fundraising events
    Spread the word to friends and family members who may also be interested in supporting our cause
    Your support will directly benefit our students and help to ensure that they have access to the resources they need to succeed. Thank you in advance for your generosity.


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